Saturday, March 5, 2011
No Flutes Here!
Turns out, Fairy Gingerbread doesn't want to be fluted, scalloped or cut out with cookie cutters. It was very resistant in fact! The edges just crumbled. The cookies pictured above are not what I imagined. Just not jumping-up-and-down cute are they?
I was kicking myself all day yesterday!!!! Why did I go on about scalloped and fluted edges in my last blog post? Save yourself....go visit another blog where people are normal and sane.
Turns out, cutting them straight is the way to go. Use a pizza cutter.....or your rotary cutter and a ruler to get them all the same size. Go visit Pie O My. She has the recipe and pictures to prove she knows what she is doing in the kitchen.
I did add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. chili powder to mine to give them a bit of a kick. It makes them a bit more flavorful. And forget the 9 tablespoons of brown sugar. Just use 1/2 cup packed.
Use a sweet plate with scallops to serve. You can't just eat one. They are addictive. Try them!
Couple more quick things...
Weeks Dye Works came out with two more sweet linen colors. Charlotte's Pink and Red Pear. These make me hopeful spring isn't too far away.
And I have to give you a sneak peak at Barb's last purchase at the Heart of County.
This long cookie board has 1/2 of the alphabet on one side and the remaining letters are on the reverse of the board.
Look at the detail inside each letter.
I hope Barb will loan it to me next time I work on Spingerle cookies. What a find.
Enjoy your weekend!